Tyrie Adams threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score and Western Carolina held on in the final seconds to beat Samford 38-34 in a Southern Conference opener on Saturday.
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Detrez Newsome scored two touchdowns, rushing for 146 yards to go over 3,000 for his career, and Western Carolina defeated Gardner-Webb 42-27 Saturday night.
Tyrie Adams threw for 274 yards and five touchdowns, Detrez Newsome ran for 288 yards and three more scores, and Western Carolina's offense gained a school-record 778 total yards in beating Davidson 63-17 on Saturday.
Diocemy Saint Juste rushed for 202 yards and one touchdown on 25 carries and Ryan Tuiasoa added two 1-yard scoring runs to help Hawaii beat Western Carolina 41-18 Saturday night.
Deebo Samuel scored three touchdowns, including a 100-yard kickoff return, Rico Dowdle ran for 226 yards and South Carolina became eligible for a bowl in coach Will Muschamp's first year with a 4
Reese Hannon threw for a touchdown and ran in two more to lead Furman to a 49-21 win over Western Carolina on Saturday.
Tyrie Adams threw a 53-yard touchdown pass to Terryon Robinson with 54 seconds to play to lift Western Carolina to a 32-29 win over VMI on Saturday.
Richardre Bagley ran for two touchdowns and caught a pass for another as Chattanooga led early and never trailed, beating Western Carolina 38-25 on Saturday night.
Karel Hamilton caught 16 passes for 208 yards and two touchdowns and Samford pulled away from Western Carolina in the second half for a 30-17 win on Saturday night.
Alex Lakes rushed for 112 yards with two touchdowns and Mercer pulled away in the fourth to beat Western Carolina 38-24 on Saturday.
Lorenzo Long ran for 135 yards and two touchdowns and Wofford beat Western Carolina 31-19 on Saturday night.
Reggie Williams ran for 133 yards on 17 carries, Rod Johnson had three rushing touchdowns, and The Citadel cruised to a 37-14 win over Western Carolina on Saturday.
Tyrie Adams passed for 427 yards and five touchdowns, Spearman Robinson had a career-high 13 receptions, and Western Carolina finished with 30 straight points in a 44-14 win over Gardner-Webb on
Philip Nelson passed for five touchdowns and ran for another in his East Carolina debut and the Pirates gave new head coach Scottie Montgomery a 52-7 victory over Western Carolina on Saturday.
Receiver's legs aid in interception
Western Carolina's Steffon Hill looked to have a catch near the end zone, but a few wacky bounces later, the ball was in the hands of an East Carolina defender.
East Tennessee State will host Western Carolina at Bristol Motor Speedway next season in the Bucs' first conference game since 2003.
Detrez Newsom ran for a 2-yard touchdown with two minutes left and Western Carolina beat VMI 24-20 on Saturday.
True freshman Kyler Murray started for the second straight game and recorded three TDs, while former starter Kyle Allen went 6-for-6 on Saturday night.
Kyler Murray threw for 191 yards and three touchdowns and Texas A&M shook off a slow start to cruise to a 41-17 win over Western Carolina on Saturday night.
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